May 18, 2010

What just happened?! Mini-Super Tuesday edition

Happy Tuesday everyone!

  • The UFCW is leading a lawsuit challenging the unconstitutional and un-American immigration law recently enacted in Arizona, and we're in good company - the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are joining us as partners.
  • Special shout out to Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Oregon, and Kentucky, where primaries are taking place today. Have you voted yet??
  • Yesterday, the Supreme Court banned life sentences with no possibility of parole for juveniles convicted of crimes in which no one was killed.
  • A quick roundup of the week's scandals (so far): Indiana Congressman Mark Souder has announced he will resign Friday after news of his extramarital affair with a staffer came to light; Connecticut Attorney General and Senate Candidate Mark Blumenthal has apparently been distorting the truth about his record of military service during the Vietnam War; BP seems also to have distorted the truth about the size of the oil spill caused by its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico... spoiler alert: it's bigger than we thought.
  • Congress is poised to refocus on job creation this week.
  • You might have heard that facebook recently changed its privacy settings. You might also have heard that a lot of people are freaked out about it. Don't let fear win! Check here, and here, for some helpful resources to help you figure out how to keep what you want private as private as possible.
  • Staff members who were fired en masse from Central Falls High School in Rhode Island in February will be rehired.

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